How to Print on Fabric…

Hey there…We hope you enjoy todays craft as much as we do. Consider this your fair warning…this craft is highly addictive 🙂

Have you ever heard of The Graphics Fairy? Her site can be found here. I have been using her graphics for quite some time now – usually for a crafted gift card. Don’t visit her site until you have a significant amount of time to escape in her graphics collection of over 4,500 images. I’m not kidding! The images are cute, crisp and so fun. I prefer the vintage and rustic images that she offers for FREE!!!

I decided that instead of a gift card, I wanted to create some framed art pieces. Her site gave fantastic directions for printing on fabric. I had all of the necessary materials so I got to work.

Here’s what you need:

  • 8 1/2 x 11 card-stock
  • muslin fabric
  • scissors
  • spray adhesive
  • parchment paper

I covered my outdoor table with parchment paper to protect it from overspray.

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.Spray one side of the card-stock with spray adhesive…

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.Pat it firmly into place on top of the muslin fabric…

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.Trim the fabric so that it is the same size as the card-stock…

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.Select the graphic that you would like to print. I chose this very cute French Bee and Wreath

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.I fed the fabric through my printer in the paper tray. This is how it printed out…

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.I also printed the adorable vintage sailboat…

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.Peel the fabric off of the card-stock. It’s now ready for your vivid imagination to use any way that you want 🙂

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.I chose to frame my Bee. I have had this Goodwill frame for several months now. I bought it for .25 cents – I love how the frame looks like barn wood.

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.

Ta Da! Isn’t this precious?

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.I think that eventually she will go in my office.

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.The vintage sailboat will be used as a baby sower gift 🙂

Tutorial included for how to print on fabric using your very own printer.This craft is super fun, quick and easy. I am also using some of the graphics for my laundry room makeover – can’t wait for that reveal.

Well, I have to go now…the Graphics Fairy is calling 🙂

Comments

  1. Brenda says

    I printed photos on fabric the same way and made a memory quilt for my daughter. I ironed them with a hot dry iron to set the ink but going to tell her to be very careful washing it so they don’t fade away to nothing!! Do you have any other ideas for setting the ink because I plan on making another quilt for my older daughter as well. I have asked some of the ladies from the local quilting club, but none of them had ever done such a thing. I am NOT a quilter, so they will definately be “one of a kind.” Really just put it together.
    Thank you.

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